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Jane McCormack
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Christmas Eve Home Tour
Welcome to our home on Christmas Eve. I've been meaning to post some photos of our Christmas decor for some time, and today, I figured, it's now or never... The living room is aglow with a crackling fire, which warms you as you enter the house. The living r...

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Starting Our Plants From Seed
It's that time of year again--time to start our vegetable and herb seedlings in the greenhouse. Regarding our greenhouse, we were still living in Massachusetts, we purchased an inexpensive one. Fortunately, we procrastinated about putting it together there,...

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When we moved here almost two years ago, due to my health issues, our income was reduced dramatically.  My husband took an early retirement, so his pension was not what it could have been if he had waited another eight years, which was our original plan.  H...

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Healthy Homemade Granola
This homemade granola is a staple at our house. It's filled with healthy fats and is lower in sugar than commercially-prepared granola, plus it smells wonderful while it's baking in the oven! We enjoy it as a sundae topping using iced coconut milk, along wi...

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Chopped Fruit and Quinoa Salad
4 cups organic mixed greens (I use Nature's Promise spring mix along with several organic kale leaves.) 1/2 organic orange peeled and sectioned 1 organic Granny Smith apple, cut into sections 6 organic strawberries 1/4 cup fresh organic blueberries 1/4 chop...

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Homesteading in WV
It seems like yesterday we moved here from Massachusetts.  It's been a long road with my EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity).  It is nice to finally be able to tolerate the computer in short intervals to begin blogging again.  I am also glad to be able t...

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Free Kindle Books
As a frugal person, I love anything free!  And, right now, for a limited time, Amazon is offering some of Beth Moore's books on Kindle for free .   You can download the free books onto your Kindle, iPad and iPhone, to read at your convenience. If you don't ...

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In Loving Memory of Reese
This year, Christmas has been bittersweet at our house.  Although we enjoyed a lovely time with family, the week before Christmas, Reese, our sweet little dog, became very ill.  Over the last several months, he seemed to be very tired.  However, this week, ...

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The Phil Robertson Controversy
Over the past few days, social media has been exploding with opinions over A&E's controversial decision to suspend Phil Robertson from the hit show, Duck Dynasty. This occurred after some comments he made about homosexuality, in an interview with GQ Magazin...

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A Rustic Christmas in the Master Bedroom
 Bedroom Before the Makeover We finally finished our rustic master bedroom redo.  The photo above shows what the room looked like before the makeover. The room had a shabby chic look for over ten years; I was tired of it and wanted something new.   The room...
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